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The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Here are some ...: Some sandy sedimentation may appear, especially after being exposed air for 15-30 minutes through oxidation while urine is more alkaline with pH of >6.5, usually reflecting what you might have consumed. Besides changing its cloudiness, its odor will also alter to be more odorous. But, these changes is normal and harmless as long as complete urinalysis from properly collected urine specimen is okay ...Read more
Mild inflammatory stranding in mesenteric fat adj. to urinary bladder. Mild cirum. wall thickening of bladder. Bladder distended. Self cath 30 yrs. ?
I assume these are: CT findings. These mild changes are probably of no consequence, considering you have been using cath for so many years. These finding don't explain much. Depending on the severity of symptoms for which your doctor ordered these scans, your doctor might want to order further tests. ...Read more
84 years. Scan shows Urinary Wall distended, gross thickening of bladder wall 18 to 20 mm. Cystitis and Prostatomegaly. Occult blood in urine routine.
Is pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy effective for interstitial cystitis (aka: painful bladder syndrome)?
Had BCG bladder instillations 10 yrs ago for interstitial cystitis. Is this tx used anymore or safe?Seemed to slough off lining of bladder w/ each tx.
Please Clarify: The sphincter of oddi is a normal anatomic structure at the point where the bile duct enters the intestine (see duodenal papilla on pic above). Dysfunction of the sphincter, though very rare, can simulate gallbladder-type pain & is a possible explanation for ongoing pain despite gb removal. This can be diagnosed by endoscopic testing & treated by cutting the sphincter. ...Read more
Blood in urine reoccuing UTI CT scan 3mm kidney stone bladder ultra sound scan shows bladder not emptying proper what could this be?
Cystitis.: Gross hematuria probably as a result of cystitis caused by the bladder outlet narrowing or stenosis and not because of the kidney stone. By drinking more water like 8 cups a day you can pass the kidney stone. For the cystitis you need urine culture . Until the culture result comes back you can be put on an antibiotic such as cipro (ciprofloxacin) to stop the gross hematuria. ...Read more
Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in daily bowel habits, such as frequent stools containing blood or mucus. Your doctor will conduct a medical history and physical exam before doing other tests. ...Read more
Had series of 8 weekly BCG (bacillus calmette guerin) bladder instillations yrs ago for interstitial cystitis. Is this tx used anymore or even safe?
Contracted bladder: Sometime bladder does not distend or fill to capacity related to scar tissue, infection, or neurologic issues. Sometimes chemotherapy , radiation therapy and other medications can contract the bladder with fibrosis. Certain kinds of surgery may interfere with bladder function. Sometimes early in life bladder does not develop to full capacity. ...Read more
Colostomy surgery 3-2011 for colon/bladder fistula&divticulits. Now test shows stricture. Is it for sure stricture a result of reoccuring diverticuli?
No: Recurrent diverticulitis after surgery is less than 15%. Stricuring after colon surgery is more likely due to scarring at the new intestinal connection. A gastroenterologist mat be able to dilate the anastomosis if it is causing you any problems or symptoms. If it is causing you no symptoms, then it may just be able to be observed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post void incontinence, ultrasound bladder,kidney and prostate normal, after voiding showed bladder empty normal, awaiting uroflowmetry resul,concern?
Here are some ...: For postvoid incontinence, I assumed you have so-called postvoid dribbling after you ripped in the penis into underwaer, which is indeed very annoying. You may try correctly milking the entirely urethra after each voiding by wiping the urethra x 3-4 times from the area behind scrotum toward the end of penis until "dryness" before zipping in the penis. Do this first. Due to 400-letter limit, end .. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could suprapubic cathether be better than ileal conduit surgery for my father with URI bladder cancer?
Here are some ...: Radical cystectomy with non-continent (ileal conduit) or continent (neo-bladder) diversion is the standard of care for muscle-invasive bladder cancer for appropriate surgical candidates. So, suprapubic catheter has no position for treating bladder cancer but only in case for palliative care. Meanwhile, would you tell me what is URI bladder cancer? For additional detail? Ask treating Doc timely. ...Read more
Very briefly.: An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways. A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scope to enter the bladder and pulling out the stent with forceps. Both can cause bladder discomfort and some flank pain as it is quickly removed. Some residual pain can linger for a day or two. Pain can be variable with many feeling no pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer